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Sailing Preview: Viking Star “Empires of the Mediterranean”

If there’s one thing I’m excited about this month, it’s my upcoming sailing on the hottest ship in the industry – Viking Ocean’s Viking Star. A brand new ship, a brand new cruise line, and...

Venetian Court Temporarily Suspends Restrictions & Bans On Large Cruise Ships

Today, a regional Venetian court ordered a temporary suspension on the canal restrictions for cruise ships with a tonnage over 40,000 GRT and the upcoming ban on cruise ships with a tonnage over 96,000...

Update On The Venice Cruise Ship Ban

Back in November the City of Venice, Italy announced that they would ban all large passenger ships from the cities canals. Effective this coming November, any ship over 96,000gt would not be allowed in...

Venice Bans Large Cruise Ships From Main Lagoon

According to a report by Reuters, Venetian officials have announced a ban on all cruise ships over 96,000 GRT from operating in Venice’s main lagoon. The ban on large cruise ships will become effective...

Regal Princess Scheduled To Debut Early

Princess Cruise’s newest ship, Regal Princess, is currently ahead of her construction schedule and will now debut 13 days earlier than originally planned. Due to this new launch date, Princess Cruises has added two...

News Reports Allege Carnival Ship “Saluted” In Venice

Recent Italian media agencies have published articles alleging the Carnival Sunshine performed a dangerous maneuver known as a “salute” while sailing out of Venice. The media reports claim that the ship passed within 20...

Disney Magic Hosts First Call Ceremony In Venice

The Disney Magic arrives today in Venice, Italy where Captain Robert Olmer and shipboard officers are hosting local port officials and community leaders onboard for a traditional maritime plaque exchange ceremony. This event symbolizes...

Carnival Sunshine: Transformation Complete (Video)

Carnival Sunshine – which recently underwent a groundbreaking $155 million renovation that added a host of new features and facilities – arrived last week in Barcelona, Spain, following its inaugural 12-day cruise from Venice, Italy....

Carnival Sunshine Dry Dock: Waterworks & Sportsquare (Video)

As the Carnival Sunshine comes closer to her debut, more and more spaces are beginning to take shape. This week, the installation of Carnival Waterworks and the ever popular Sportsquare was completed. From the racing slides...

Carnival Sunshine Dry Dock: Onboard Dining (Video)

As the Carnival Sunshine enters into her final stages of construction, it’s time to check in on the progress being made throughout Carnival Sunshine’s restaurants. The Carnival Sunshine will host a number of restaurants onboard including, Guy’s...

Carnival Legend Sails TransAtlantic To Europe

For the first time in her history, the Carnival Legend is currently enroute to Barcelona to kick off her upcoming European cruise season. Earlier this week, the Carnival Legend began a 15 night transAtlantic...

Disney Cruise Line Unveils New 2014 Itineraries and Ports

In 2014, Disney Cruise Line will offer new itineraries, including an expanded collection of European cruises highlighting the Greek Isles. Plus, Disney Cruise Line will depart for the first time from homeports in Venice,...